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Penmarlam Caravan & Camping Park

England, South West, Cornwall, Fowey

+44 1726 870088
Start April - End October

Alan Rogers Review

Penmarlam is situated high above the estuary opposite Fowey, close to the village of Bodinnick which is famous for being the home of Daphne du Maurier. The original field is level and sheltered with 29 pitches which are semi-divided by bushes. The newer field with 34 pitches has a slight slope, is divided with wild banks and views across the surrounding Cornish hills. Both fields have circular access roads. All pitches have 16A electricity and 14 also have water and drainage. The modern reception, shop and the award winning toilets (yes, you read that right!) are well situated between the two fields. Th shop is jam-packed with groceries, guidebooks and camping accessories. Plus, there's free Wi-Fi, immaculate showers, and an information centre to help campers make the most of the local attractions.

Reception is fitted with a loop system for deaf visitors and the owner can ‘sign’ as well as speaking French, Spanish and some German! Internet access is provided here, with wireless access from the pitches. Some of our readers will be attracted by easy access to a slipway and boat moorings near the park entrance, This also makes for a pleasant walk with picnic tables overlooking the river.

With its assortment of cliff-top paths and woodland trails The Fowey Estuary is the perfect place for all types of walkers. By far the most popular of these estuary strolls is ‘The Hall Walk’, which offers striking views all the way out to sea. Its circular path follows the banks of the river and utilises both ferries (via Bodinnick, Pont Creek and Polruan or vice versa).


The modern, colourful and heated toilet block is fully equipped including a baby and toddler room in the ladies’ and a separate en-suite unit for disabled visitors, which doubles as a family room with baby changing. Laundry facilities. Well stocked, licensed shop with fresh fruit and vegetables. Coffee machine (extended hours in high season). Video, DVD and book library. Wi-Fi (charged).

  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Indoor Pool Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Small Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Walking
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable


From the main A390 road at East Taphouse take B3359 towards Looe. After 4 miles fork right, signed Bodinnick and ferry. Site is signed on the right 1 mile past village of Lanteglos Highway, just before Bodinnick village.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
50.34434 -4.62289
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N50 20 39 W4 37 22

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